At the beginning of April it was announced that Facebook was being sued for amassing the world’s largest stash of facial-recognition data.
Th company’s data collection programme led to its automatic face-tagging service. However, it also helped Facebook create ?the largest privately held stash of biometric face-recognition data in the world?, according to Courthouse News Service reports. Carlo Licata, who spearheaded the lawsuit, claimed Facebook’s biometric program showed ?brazen disregard for its users? privacy writes”. Facebook has been under fire over this feature since it started using Face.com’s tagging service, which Facebook acquired in 2012. A few days later and Facebook is being sued in Austria as part of a case that says the site is conducting mass surveillance. Over 50,000 people expressed an interest in being part of the case, but it was limited to 25,000. Read more about Facebook:
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